Declan, April race home for cross-country honours

Star runners Declan Dickinson and April Glenn received their trophies from PE teacher and Head of Year 9, Emma Metheringham.
Star runners Declan Dickinson and April Glenn received their trophies from PE teacher and Head of Year 9, Emma Metheringham.
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DE Aston School has started the year off with lots of sporting success.

Having had a very comfortable win in the Junior Boys’ Coastal and Wolds Superzone Cross-country Championships in December, Year 9 student Declan Dickinson also came seventh in the Lincolnshire Schools’ Cross-country Championships on January 21.

As a result, he has now qualified to represent Lincolnshire in the Anglian Schools’ Championships and the English Schools’ Championships.

Year 9 student April Glenn also competed in both events, achieving third place in December and 16th place in the Lincolnshire Schools’ Championships.

De Aston School is also looking forward to hosting a cross-country event for primary schools, which will be run by the Year 12 Community Sports Leadership Award students.

The Year 9 rugby team recently won a rugby 7s tournament and the school will be hosting its own rugby 7s tournament in April, with up to 30 schools expected to enter.

The boys’ badminton team has reached the regional finals and the under 14 and under 16 boys’ basketball teams have reached the county finals, taking place in Grantham over the next couple of weeks.

In cricket, the recently-established girls’ team has been receiving coaching from the Lincolnshire county opening bowler Brett Houston and their first fixture is against Caistor Yarborough Academy.

Finally, the school currently has 31 Year 10 students carrying out their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award and 11 sixth-formers carrying out their Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Some new kit has arrived to aid their training and expeditions are due to take place over the spring and summer months.